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Links to Japanese Art Resources
This page contains links which may be useful for those who are interested in contemporary art in Japan but have limited or no Japanese.

Mingeikan
(E/J) Folk arts museum in Tokyo started by Soetsu Yanagi, father of famous designer Sori Yanagi.
Awagami Factory
(E/J) Famous washi factory in Tokushima that hosts annual papermaking workshops as well as a printmaking competition.
Compenavi
(J) listing of art/design competitions, events, calls for artists
Youkobo Artspace
(J/E) residency arts' space in Tokyo
Spiral
(J/E) Gallery and arts' hub in Omotesando
Spiral Independent Creators' Festival
(J/E) Annual two-day art festival in Omotesando in May (Golden Week)
Creators Bank

(J) A free folio site for all kinds of artists, crafts people and graphic designers.
Art-Surf

(J) similar to Creator's Bank
Creators Market

(J) Occasional art markets held here and there in Japan.
Tokyo Wonder Site

(E/J) International cultural exchange institute with 3 locations in Tokyo.
Setouchi Triennale

(E/J) An international art festival to be held around the Inland Sea beginning in July.
Assembly Language

(E) No longer maintained and somewhat out of date, but there are some useful essays about the Tokyo art scene of interest to foreigners who might be thinking of exhibiting there.
Tokyo Art Beat TAB

(E/J) Galleries in Tokyo can be difficult to find. This site gives addresses with photos of the entrances making things a bit easier. Links to Kansai Art Beat.
Taro Okamoto Award for Contemporary Art

(E/J) An annual prize award open to all nationalities, ages and professions.
Benesse Art Site Naoshima

(E/J) High-end art tourism.
Gallery Tagboat

(E/J) Gallery site for buying works by contemporary Japanese artists.
Gallery Tagboat Next Generation

(E/J) Gallery shopping site for buying works by emerging Japanese artists.
C-DEPOT

(J) Event listings
(E)  JAANUS is the on-line Dictionary of Japanese Architectural and
Art Historical Terminology
(E) Explanation and instruction on traditional Japanese painting. 
(J) like a pinterest page, a kuchikomi page about art events in Japan